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Could You Connect More? Dale Carnegie’s Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Social Skills. Image by kalandrakas.

Dale Carnegie’s Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Social Skills

“The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. “Who was Dale Carnegie?” 13 psychological tricks that help in communicating with anyone. Sometimes we strike a wrong chord with someone, or feel uncomfortable to ask somebody about something.

13 psychological tricks that help in communicating with anyone

Today, Bright Side will tell you the techniques which can help you build good relationships with anybody. If the answer doesn’t suit you — for example, the person you are talking to left something unsaid, wasn’t clear, or lied — don’t ask again. Instead, simply look silently and attentively into his or her eyes. This technique will get him or her cornered, and the person will be forced to continue his or her thoughts.If someone yells at you, make an effort to keep calm, staying absolutely impassive.

The first reaction of a loudmouth is usually anger, which your behavior can provoke, but it will quickly subside. The skills gap at work … that no one is talking about. The skills gap at work … that no one is talking about On Feb. 4, 2004, the first handful of users at Harvard University logged onto the newly launched, the predecessor to Facebook.

The skills gap at work … that no one is talking about

Just a dozen years later, 2 billion people — nearly one-third of the planet — are on social media. The speed at which adoption has spread is almost certainly unprecedented in the history of the world. No wonder companies — and their employees — are struggling to keep up. After initial skepticism, businesses have raced to social media, chasing the estimated three-quarters of consumers who now say social media influences their buying decisions. Just one small problem: The contemporary workforce is woefully underprepared for the challenges ahead. What’s behind the social skills gap? The reason for this skills shortfall?

At the same time, how social media is used in the workplace is fundamentally changing. Social Relations. Conversation.


Benevolence. Trust. Interpersonal Dramas. How to Validate Someone. The need for validation, whether conscious or not, is universal.

How to Validate Someone

We all want to feel acceptable, worthy, and not-kooky in other people’s eyes. But what is validation, anyway? Most of us are a little fuzzy on this concept, and for good reason: Validation can be hard to come by in everyday life. How To Easily Make Your Relationships Awesome. How To Get People To Like You. Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

How To Get People To Like You

To check it out, click here. Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going? Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career. But what’s the best way to build rapport and create trust? Robin Dreeke can. Robin was head of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program and has studied interpersonal relations for over 27 years. Robin is the author of the excellent book, It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone. How to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself in Awkward Social Situations. 9 Things to Do When Someone Hurts You.

5 Ways to Stop Worrying About What Everyone Thinks of You. You could spend the whole year worrying about what other people think of you, but it wouldn’t get you anywhere.

5 Ways to Stop Worrying About What Everyone Thinks of You

“What’s wrong with wanting others to like you?” That’s what several of our course members asked me in response to one of my recent course member emails. And I’ve been asked similar questions over the years too. 5 Ways to Get a Better Read on People.


Love. Social Skills. Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think. We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing.

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Buy it here. Part 1: Meet Your Mammoth The first day I was in second grade, I came to school and noticed that there was a new, very pretty girl in the class—someone who hadn’t been there the previous two years. Her name was Alana and within an hour, she was everything to me. When you’re seven, there aren’t really any actionable steps you can take when you’re in love with someone. But for me, it became suddenly relevant a few months later, when during recess one day, one of the girls in the class started asking each of the boys, “Who do youuu want to marry?” Disaster. I was still new to being a human and didn’t realize that the only socially acceptable answer was, “No one.”

The second I answered, the heinous girl ran toward other students, telling each one, “Tim said he wants to marry Alana!” The news quickly got back to Alana herself, who stayed as far away from me as possible for days after. Part 2: Taming the Mammoth.